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Start date: Tuesday, October 13

End date: Tuesday, December 1

Location: Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church

DCFS Christmas Gift Drive

2020 Foster Children Christmas Gift Drive


Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Foster Children Christmas Gift Drive, which helps bring joy to the lives of children living in foster homes. Since 1998, more than 30,000 children have received gifts through this program, sponsored by the Orthodox Christian Clergy Association (OCCA). SSPP hopes to benefit 80 children this year.

Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to make some changes to the program. To participate, please provide the requested information and select the age range and gender of the child for whom you would like to provide a Christmas gift. You will receive a Gift Wish List for a specific foster child in the mail, along with instructions concerning how to wrap and drop off your gift (either at church or at a committee member’s home.) All gifts must be returned to SSPP no later than December 1st. If you have questions, please contact Melissa Pappamichiel at 847-657-7050 or

Trunk or Treat

Date: Thursday, October 29

Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: SSPP parking lot


Trunk or Treat

New this year to SSPP is Trunk or Treat for our AGAPE Preschool and Parish Youth families!  In order to participate in this event, we kindly ask that you complete the information below and register your car, the number of people attending, and the names of your family members that will be participating.

This outdoor trick or treating event will take place in the SSPP parking lot on Thursday, October 29th from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  You may start to arrive at 4:00 pm to park and set-up your decorated trunks.  We will have a trunk decorating contest and a PRIZE for the best-decorated car!

All children are encouraged to dress up in costumes.  (Adults are welcome to wear costumes too!) A face mask is required for all participants when they are in the parking lot and not in their family vehicle.

Candy must all be pre-packaged and passed out by one adult in the family who is wearing gloves and a face mask!  (Angela and Renee will have gloves and extra face masks available if anyone needs them.)

We have a limit of 56 cars that can participate in this event.  So, please sign-up today!  We look forward to seeing you there for a boo-ti-ful time!

-Angela Tsarouhis and Renée Tzakis



SSPP Blood Drive

Date: Tuesday, November 17

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Saints Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church Fellowship Hall

Blood Drive.image

Participate in our Semi-annual Blood Drive to share of yourself for those in need of medical treatment.

To schedule your appointment please contact Christy Gouletas at 847.989.3382 or at

More info at

To schedule your appointment online:

  • Go to
  • Select Donate Now
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page.
  • Enter Group Code VW15 [Make sure to select a date range to include November 17]
  • Select Search
  • Click on Group / Site SSPP
  • Click on Select
  • Pick your time slot

Information on the Donation Process